Where Latin American Countries Stand on LGBT Rights
Where Latin American Countries Stand on LGBT Rights
By Amaris Castillo | 05/31/2013 - 16:30

Puerto Rico made headlines this week after its governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed two bills into law; one which prohibits employment discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation, and the other which adds to the island’s domestic violence law protections with regards to sexual orientation. This decision came after much pushing from LGBT rights advocates, including Puerto Rico’s own beloved superstar Ricky Martin, who took to


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Coors Light uses Puerto Rican Flag as a Marketing Tool
Coors Light Puts Puerto Rican Flag on Cans (Oh Yes, They Did)
By Celia Fernandez | 05/29/2013 - 11:19

Coors Light has launched a new can design featuring the Puerto Rican flag to coincide with New York City’s annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.

The Puerto Rican flag appears on the bottom quarter of the can with the parade’s logo, all while having the words “cerveza official” (or official beer) in English right above it.


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Ricky Martin backstage at the Marc Jacobs fashion show
Ricky Martin Takes to Twitter to Ask for Help
By Amaris Castillo | 05/24/2013 - 09:55

We’ve told you how Ricky Martin often uses his fame to bring awareness to important issues via social media. This week, the Boricua superstar took to Twitter to ask his Puerto Rican fans to petition members of his native island’s House of Representatives.

The reason?


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Puerto Rican Teen Forced to Stand for Pledge of Allegiance
Puerto Rican Teen Forced to Stand for Pledge of Allegiance
By Kamren Curiel | 04/25/2013 - 12:50

Enidris Siurano Rodriguez is not afraid to stand up, or in this case sit, for her rights. The 15-year-old Maryland honor student and gifted violinist has not stood for the pledge of allegiance since the 7th grade because of what she believes is an unjust political situation in her native Puerto Rico. Her bravery has caught the attention of Ricky Martin and Calle 13's Residente, who've both Tweeted their support for the outspoken student.


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Puerto Rican Flag
Puerto Rican Bill Would Penalize Use of American Flag Without Puerto Rican Flag
By Kamren Curiel | 01/28/2013 - 14:23

A new bill being considered by Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives would penalize the use of the American flag in the absence of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s flag on any state and municipal government building or any public corporation.


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La Comay Puppeteer Kobbo Santarrosa Quits SuperXclusivo
La Comay Puppeteer Kobbo Santarrosa Quits SuperXclusivo
By Kamren Curiel | 01/09/2013 - 14:51

According to Puerto Rican news sources, puppeteer Kobbo Santarrosa, the man behind the popular (and controversial) SuperXclusivo show and the face behind the La Comay puppet, quit the show after refusing to accept new guidelines imposed by WAPA TV.


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Ricky Martin at the Emporio Armani flagship store opening
Happy Birthday, Ricky Martin!
By Amaris Castillo | 12/24/2012 - 12:53

Yes, it's Christmas Eve today, but there's an additional reason to celebrate today.

It's also Ricky Martin 41st birthday today - and we want to wish him the best! When he's not moving crowds with his music, Martin is speaking out in support of important causes. We really can't get enough of this guy.

Below are reasons why we love Mr. Martin:

1. His music still makes us shake our bon-bons. Though they're not as cute and firm as his but, okay, we're cool with that. 


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Calle 13 at the 2011 Latin Grammy Awards
Calle 13 to Build School in Puerto Rico
By Amaris Castillo | 12/17/2012 - 14:49

Calle 13 has never been one to remain silent on societal issues.

They’ve spoken out about everything from human trafficking to politics to education, and some of their best work is heavily laden with sharp (and piercing) opinion.

And now it looks as though education is going to get a boost thanks to the Latin-Grammy winning alt-hip-hop group.


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Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin Shows Support For Murdered Puerto Rican Publicist José Enrique Gómez
By Amaris Castillo | 12/06/2012 - 11:27

Ricky Martin isn’t one to keep mum about news events – especially when it affects his beloved Puerto Rico.


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Adamari López’s Mother Dies of Cancer
By Amaris Castillo | 12/03/2012 - 13:10

Adamari López and her family were hit by some devastating news this weekend. The Mira Quién Baila alum’s beloved mother died Sunday morning, after a long battle against cancer, according to HuffPost Voces.


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